narrate

[ nar-eyt, na-reyt ]
/ ˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt /

verb (used with object), nar·rat·ed, nar·rat·ing.

to give an account or tell the story of (events, experiences, etc.).
to add a spoken commentary to (a film, television program, etc.): to narrate a slide show.

verb (used without object), nar·rat·ed, nar·rat·ing.

to relate or recount events, experiences, etc., in speech or writing.

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Origin of narrate

1650–60; <Latin narrātus (past participle of narrāre to relate, tell, say), equivalent to nār(us) knowing, acquainted with (variant of gnārus;see cognition) + -ātus-ate1

synonym study for narrate

1. See describe.

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British Dictionary definitions for narrate

narrate
/ (nəˈreɪt) /

verb

to tell (a story); relate
to speak in accompaniment of (a film, television programme, etc)

Derived forms of narrate

narratable, adjective

Word Origin for narrate

C17: from Latin narrāre to recount, from gnārus knowing
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